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Bob Hambly

Creative Director, Hambly & Woolley in Toronto

The Power of Observation

PRESENTED ON SEP 27, 2013
IN TORONTO @ VOL 26

Bob Hambly examines the topic of observation – how we've become visually complacent, how we are manipulated to see certain things, how important it is to have good observational skills, and how we can go about improving them. This is something we can all get better at. And the better we get at observing, the better we will get at generating creative ideas.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 23, 2014.

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Design Observations

BY CHRIS BYRNE
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 03, 2012

Chris Byrne is a furniture designer and maker, and you could also describe him as whimsical, smart, witty and insightful. In this presentation, he discusses what it means to be a designer in today’s market. (in English)

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Inspiring Creativity through LEGO

BY EDWIN KNIGHT
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 28, 2015

Edwin Knight introduces KLUG - Kansai Lego User Group - which aims to inspire creativity one block at a time, organising charitable event along the way.

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This Visual Utopia: Limitless Art in the Twin Cities

BY TAMI MILLER
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Tami Miller, curator at the Krasl Art Center, explores the potential visual utopia that is possible in the small lakeside town of St. Joseph, Michigan. What is possible if the world's great urban art makers enlivened our public spaces and architecture?

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Personal observations of Dublin

BY GREGORY DUNN
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 02, 2015

Gregory Dunn has been working on personal photographic and film projects for a number of years documenting various aspects of Ireland with a particular interest in the unconsidered. Having successfully completed a course at Ballyfermot College of Further Education in Television Operations and Production he now works primarily in the field of documentary television.

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The Hive | The Benefit of Community, Creativity, and Risk

BY REBECCA RIDNER
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

This is the story of Rebecca Ridner's desire for creativity produced a space and community for creative entrepreneurs in Knoxville, TN. 

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Observations of Beautiful Forms

BY NILADA RATANAVONG
IN VIENTIANE

Nilada Ratanavong’s creative journey has taken her to Sydney, Bangkok, London and back to Laos, where she runs Maison Matilda Café and Living. She talks about her observation of beautiful forms, how she uses coffee as a means of communication, and how her cafe helps build a community.

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Visual Eyes - What Inspires Me?

BY ANDY BOOTHMAN
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 07, 2016

What inspires a designer? What goes on inside that shiny head of mine? What is it that sparks creativity? This is what gets Andy Boothman juices flowing and inspires his thoughts, his life and his work.

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Back of a Bike: An outsider’s observation of Vietnamese bike culture

BY HUREN MARSH
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 24, 2017

To an outsider -from the UK- coming in Hanoi the motorbike immediately establishes itself as major player in the city’s fast-paced urban landscape and it soon becomes apparent that it is not just used as a mode of personal transport. Casting an anthropological eye on the various aspects of the motorbike in Hanoi’s life, Huren Marsh soon began to observe what can only be described as a ‘bike culture’. Huren shares some of these cultural elements and how they led him to creating an exhibition to share these observations in a light-hearted presentation of photographs, texts, props and moving images. 

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Visual Tectonics

BY MICHAEL ELKAN
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

Photography and architecture are very closely related. It is through photographic images that architecture is widely seen, known and understood. Architects think in space-time dimensions but usually employ 2D media to develop their ideas. Architecture is truly experienced only in real space, time and scale. The photographer’s task is to reverse engineer that reality through acute observation and to construct a relatively small 2D image that begins to evoke the experience of being there.